After months of negotiations and delays, San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously on December 5 to grant a Certificate of Appropriateness
for the long vacant Hibernia Bank building at 1 Jones Street. Renovation will commence in six to nine months, the time needed to obtain building permits. In other positive Tenderloin news, the Center for New Music opened this week at its new home at 55 Taylor Street. A community center for participants of new music in San Francisco, the Center’s 4,400 square feet includes a main gallery space that can accommodate performing ensembles solo to quintet, and room for up to 100 audience members. When you add the Center to the planned PianoFight theater complex a block up Taylor, the Taylor Street Arts District is coming closer to reality.